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Full Moon Sulfur deposit (Solfataric vents area), Lion Head Mountain, Chocolate Mountains Mining District, Chocolate Mountains, Imperial Co., California, USAi
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Full Moon Sulfur deposit (Solfataric vents area)Deposit
Lion Head MountainMountain
Chocolate Mountains Mining DistrictMining District
Chocolate MountainsMountain Range
Imperial Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 15' 6'' North , 115° 15' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Niland1,006 (2011)24.5km
Calipatria7,424 (2017)27.8km
Brawley25,897 (2017)39.7km
Westmorland2,267 (2017)41.6km
Bombay Beach295 (2011)45.4km


A S-salt deposit located in sec. 36, T10S, R16E, SBM, 10.8 km (6.7 miles) SE of Lion Head Mountain (coordinates of record) and 15.2 km (9.4 miles) ENE of Iris, along the eastern slope of the Chocolate Mountains, on military reservation land (Chocolate Mountains Naval Aerial Gunnery Range). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Local rocks include Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock complex.

Workings include unspecified surface and underground openings.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Halite
Formula: NaCl
Description: Occurs as rims of solfataric vents.
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1882), Mud volcanoes and Colorado Desert: California Mining Bureau. Report 2: 231; Fairbanks, Harold W. (1894), Some remarkable hot springs and associated mineral deposits in Colusa County, California: Science: 23: 120-121; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 355; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 52.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Description: Occurs as rims of solfataric vents.
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1882), Mud volcanoes and Colorado Desert: California Mining Bureau. Report 2: 231; Fairbanks, Harold W. (1894), Some remarkable hot springs and associated mineral deposits in Colusa County, California: Science: 23: 120-121; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 355; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 52.; Morton, P.K. (1977) Mines and mineral resources of Imperial County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology County Report 7, 104 pp.: 95.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl

List of minerals for each chemical element

NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
SSulfur
S SulphurS8
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl

References

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Le Conte, John Lawrence (1855), Account of some volcanic springs in the desert of the Colorado, in southern California: American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 19: 1-5.
Hanks, Henry Garber (1882), Mud volcanoes and Colorado Desert: California Mining Bureau. Report 2: 231.
Fairbanks, Harold W. (1894), Some remarkable hot springs and associated mineral deposits in Colusa County, California: Science: 23: 120-121.
Tucker, W. Burling (1926), Imperial, Inyo Counties: California Mining Bureau. (Report 22): 22: 285.
Sampson, Reid J. & W. Burling Tucker (1942), Mineral resources of Imperial County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 38): 38(2): 144.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 326, 355, 378.
Morton, P.K. (1977) Mines and mineral resources of Imperial County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology County Report 7, 104 pp.: 95.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 52.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10187789.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060250102.

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USGS MRDS Record:10187789

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